Daily Archives: October 20, 2018

2018-10-20: News Headlines

Staff (2018-10-19). Russian Woman Charged With U.S. Election Interference. truthdig.com A St. Petersburg woman is accused of powerful efforts to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference the 2018 midterm elections.

RT (2018-10-19). Haunted by 'slaves' or 'dead Iraqi soldiers'? Social media reacts to Bush daughter's WH ghost story. rt.com George W. Bush's daughter has had some Halloween fun on TV, opening up about "ghosts" in the White House. It prompted some on social media to say there is evil lurking in the mansion.

RT (2018-10-19). NYT columnist gets Twitter-skewered after defending his honeyed flattery of Saudi Arabia (VIDEO). rt.com Widely despised New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman has boldly and predictably defended his sycophantic babbling about Saudi Arabia's "reformer" Crown Prince, igniting a riot on Twitter as anger over the Khashoggi case grows. |

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-10-19). Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Millions of Likes (2/2). therealnews.com Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous

Shared by Ben Norton (2018-10-19). Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2). therealnews.com Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous

Shared by Gregory Wilpert (2018-10-19). Political Violence Escalates in Brazil as Historic Presidential Race Enters Final Phase. therealnews.com Supporters of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro have attacked dozens of his opponents, killing two, while social media campaign spins out of control with lies about Workers Party candidate Fernando Haddad. Michael Fox reports from Brazil

RT (2018-10-19). CNN's Acosta bizarrely tells former WH official to 'Fu*k off' for teasing tweet. rt.com CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been outed for an abusive outburst following some mild trolling by a former White House official on Twitter.

RT (2018-10-19). Elle Magazine forced to apologize as Kim & Kanye fake news completely backfires. rt.com Elle Magazine has apologized for their "bad joke" which saw the publication post a false 'breaking news' tweet about the break up of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, in an effort to lure readers to a voter registration site.

Consortiumnews (2018-10-18). AUDIO: Shady Claims by NYT on Russia-gate: Peter B. Collins interviews Gareth Porter. consortiumnews.com Gareth Porter discusses with radio host Peter B. Collins his Consortium News article exposing exaggerated claims of Russian skulduggery on Facebook in 2016. By Peter B. Collins Journalist and historian Gareth Porter returned to the Peter B. Collins show to discuss his… Read more →

Jon Queally (2018-10-18). In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus. mintpressnews.com This piece of "journalism was about the airbrushing of history. Therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed" from Facebook's platform.This piece of "journalism was about the airbrushing of history. Therefore, there is a great irony in the fact it has now been airbrushed" from Facebook's platform.

RT (2018-10-18). 'Loser award': Defeated gamer who dumped 'hottest weather girl' to focus on career makes excuses. rt.com A YouTube star who dumped both the 'world's hottest weather girl' and his career as a professional gamer in less than three months has been mocked as the 'loser of the year.' Now he's saying his girlfriend was really no saint. |

RT (2018-10-18). White woman calls cops on black man cheering son's soccer game, goes viral as 'Golfcart Gail'. rt.com A Florida woman has faced ridicule online after she was recorded calling the police on a black man while he shouted and cheered from the sidelines during his teenage son's soccer game.

RT (2018-10-18). Twitter & NATO think tanks publish database of tweets, pics… and GIFs by 'Russian trolls'. rt.com Ahead of midterm elections, Twitter has reminded Americans that democracy is still under threat by releasing millions of tweets by pesky Russians (and Iranians) from the past decade. How do they know? Well, that's the question.

RT (2018-10-18). 'I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-termite': Nation of Islam leader won't be suspended by Twitter. rt.com Twitter says it will not will not be banning Louis Farrakhan after the Nation of Islam leader once again courted controversy by comparing Jews to insects on the social media platform.

aclu (2018-10-17). Why Trump's Stormy Daniels Tweet Wasn't Defamation. aclu.org Defamation is hard to prove in the United States — and that's a good thing for political debate. | On Monday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, against Donald Trump alleging that he defamed her on Twitter. While Trump's bullying and name-calling, particularly targeting women, are abhorrent and vulgar, it's not surprising that Clifford's suit was unsuccessful. Defamation is rela…

RT (2018-10-17). Facebook is sued for 'inflating' ad watch times by up to 900% to lure in advertisers. rt.com Facebook hid a flaw in its video-advertising metrics that overestimated viewer engagement for more than a year in an effort to entice and keep advertisers on its platform, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of advertisers.

RT (2018-10-17). Facebook shareholders move to oust Zuckerberg as chairman…again. rt.com A group of powerful public funds have given their blessing to a proposal by Facebook shareholders that would remove Mark Zuckerberg from his position as chairman of the company's board of directors. |

RT (2018-10-17). YouTube users question sanity, reality as service goes dark worldwide. rt.com YouTube has suffered a massive outage, with users from all across the globe rushing to alternative social media platforms to vent their frustration and seek psychological support from fellow victims of #YouTubeDOWN disaster.

pacbi (2018-10-16). Tell Puma: #REFORM Must Include Ending Support for Israel's Illegal Land Grabs. bdsmovement.net Tell Puma: #REFORM Must Include Ending Support for Israel's Illegal Land Grabs: Action AlertJoin our social media action to tell Puma it can't promote "universal equality" while sponsoring teams in illegal Israeli settlements that push Palestinian families off their land. | Cultural Boycott RT (2018-10-16). Trump insults 'horseface' Stormy Daniels after judge throws out lawsuit. rt.com After a federal judge tossed porn star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Trump, the president took to Twitter to gloat, calling Daniels "horseface" and her case against him "a total con." |

RT (2018-10-15). The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 'blacklist'. rt.com A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 — a list of "Russian propaganda" sites that was compiled with little evidence and called "McCarthyite." |

RT (2018-10-15). Daily Beast bashed for using Ivanka Trump as 'clickbait' for 'exposé' on Transcendental Meditation. rt.com The Daily Beast was blamed for using Ivanka Trump's name to lure readers into reading their 'exposé' of the weirder aspects of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement. The daughter of the US president barely figures in it.

Ben Norton (2018-08-24). Big Tech Corporations Are Now Banning Iranian Social Media Accounts — A Censored Student Journalist Speaks out. grayzoneproject.com Google, Facebook, and Twitter are removing social media accounts of real life Iranians who are falsely dubbed as "government trolls."…

2018-10-20: Social Media Postees

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Russian Woman Charged With U.S. Election Interference
Staff | truthdig.com | 2018-10-19
A St. Petersburg woman is accused of powerful efforts to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference the 2018 midterm elections. | The post Russian Woman Charged With U.S. Election Interference appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.
truthdig.com/articles/russian-woman-char…

Elle Magazine forced to apologize as Kim & Kanye fake news completely backfires
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
Elle Magazine has apologized for their "bad joke" which saw the publication post a false 'breaking news' tweet about the break up of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, in an effort to lure readers to a voter registration site.
rt.com/usa/441727-elle-kardashian-kanye-…

Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Millions of Likes (2/2)
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-10-19
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous | The post Social Media Purge Silences Alternative Media Outlets that had Mil…
therealnews.com/stories/social-media-pur…

Haunted by 'slaves' or 'dead Iraqi soldiers'? Social media reacts to Bush daughter's WH ghost story
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
George W. Bush's daughter has had some Halloween fun on TV, opening up about "ghosts" in the White House. It prompted some on social media to say there is evil lurking in the mansion.
rt.com/usa/441711-bush-daughter-haunted-…

CNN's Acosta bizarrely tells former WH official to 'Fu*k off' for teasing tweet
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta has been outed for an abusive outburst following some mild trolling by a former White House official on Twitter.
rt.com/usa/441716-cnn-acosta-twitter-cap…

NYT columnist gets Twitter-skewered after defending his honeyed flattery of Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-19
Widely despised New York Times pundit Thomas Friedman has boldly and predictably defended his sycophantic babbling about Saudi Arabia's "reformer" Crown Prince, igniting a riot on Twitter as anger over the Khashoggi case grows.
rt.com/usa/441745-thomas-friedman-saudi-…

Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2)
Shared by Ben Norton | therealnews.com | 2018-10-19
Facebook is erasing popular alternative media pages that had millions of likes and suspending anti-war and anti-police brutality accounts, in coordination with Twitter. Journalist Max Blumenthal says this is part of a larger political crackdown; EFF's David Greene says the implications are dangerous | The post Facebook Erases Hundreds of Alternative Media Pages in Mass Purge (1/2) appeared…
therealnews.com/stories/facebook-erases-…

AUDIO: Shady Claims by NYT on Russia-gate: Peter B. Collins interviews Gareth Porter
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-10-18
Gareth Porter discusses with radio host Peter B. Collins his Consortium News article exposing exaggerated claims of Russian skulduggery on Facebook in 2016. By Peter B. Collins Journalist and historian Gareth Porter returned to the Peter B. Collins show to discuss his… Read more ?…
consortiumnews.com/2018/10/18/audio-shad…

White woman calls cops on black man cheering son's soccer game, goes viral as 'Golfcart Gail'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
A Florida woman has faced ridicule online after she was recorded calling the police on a black man while he shouted and cheered from the sidelines during his teenage son's soccer game.
rt.com/usa/441668-golfcart-woman-police-…

'I'm not an anti-Semite. I'm anti-termite': Nation of Islam leader won't be suspended by Twitter
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
Twitter says it will not will not be banning Louis Farrakhan after the Nation of Islam leader once again courted controversy by comparing Jews to insects on the social media platform.
rt.com/usa/441656-antisemite-termite-nat…

'Loser award': Defeated gamer who dumped 'hottest weather girl' to focus on career makes excuses
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
A YouTube star who dumped both the 'world's hottest weather girl' and his career as a professional gamer in less than three months has been mocked as the 'loser of the year.' Now he's saying his girlfriend was really no saint.
rt.com/news/441625-gamer-dumps-hot-girlf…

Twitter & NATO think tanks publish database of tweets, pics… and GIFs by 'Russian trolls'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-18
Ahead of midterm elections, Twitter has reminded Americans that democracy is still under threat by releasing millions of tweets by pesky Russians (and Iranians) from the past decade. How do they know? Well, that's the question.
rt.com/usa/441571-twitter-russian-bots-e…

Why Trump's Stormy Daniels Tweet Wasn't Defamation
aclu | aclu.org | 2018-10-17
Defamation is hard to prove in the United States — and that's a good thing for political debate. | On Monday, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, against Donald Trump alleging that he defamed her on Twitter. While Trump's bullying and name-calling, particularly targeting women, are abhorrent and vulgar, it's not surprising that Clifford's suit was unsuccessful. Defamation is rela…
aclu.org/blog/free-speech/internet-speec…

Facebook is sued for 'inflating' ad watch times by up to 900% to lure in advertisers
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-17
Facebook hid a flaw in its video-advertising metrics that overestimated viewer engagement for more than a year in an effort to entice and keep advertisers on its platform, according to a lawsuit filed by a group of advertisers.
rt.com/usa/441569-facebook-inflated-vide…

YouTube users question sanity, reality as service goes dark worldwide
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-17
YouTube has suffered a massive outage, with users from all across the globe rushing to alternative social media platforms to vent their frustration and seek psychological support from fellow victims of #YouTubeDOWN disaster.
rt.com/usa/441467-youtube-service-down-r…

Facebook shareholders move to oust Zuckerberg as chairman…again
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-17
A group of powerful public funds have given their blessing to a proposal by Facebook shareholders that would remove Mark Zuckerberg from his position as chairman of the company's board of directors.
rt.com/usa/441541-zuckerberg-facebook-sh…

Trump insults 'horseface' Stormy Daniels after judge throws out lawsuit
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-16
After a federal judge tossed porn star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Trump, the president took to Twitter to gloat, calling Daniels "horseface" and her case against him "a total con."
rt.com/usa/441449-trump-stormy-daniels-h…

Daily Beast bashed for using Ivanka Trump as 'clickbait' for 'exposé' on Transcendental Meditation
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
The Daily Beast was blamed for using Ivanka Trump's name to lure readers into reading their 'exposé' of the weirder aspects of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement. The daughter of the US president barely figures in it.
rt.com/usa/441266-daily-beast-ivanka-twi…

The Russian connection? Banned Facebook pages were featured on 2016 'blacklist'
RT | rt.com | 2018-10-15
A host of alternative news pages banned by Facebook last week were first featured on the PropOrNot blacklist in 2016 — a list of "Russian propaganda" sites that was compiled with little evidence and called "McCarthyite."
rt.com/usa/441305-facebook-banned-russia…